Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) - Pale Grass Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Pseudozizeeria maha maha (Kollar, [1844])– Himalayan Pale Grass Blue
(2) Pseudozizeeria maha ossa (Swinhoe, 1885) – Dakhan Pale Grass Blue

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh11133
Assam1213614133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh183112111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi232332052
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana25
Himachal Pradesh222111
Jammu and Kashmir UT3
Jharkhand
Karnataka105538141114728158
Kerala212411
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh22110121
Maharashtra122231524
Manipur1
Meghalaya11
Mizoram2
Nagaland1511
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab2
Rajasthan
Sikkim12657221
Tamil Nadu11211
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh32441211
Uttarakhand11121114321
West Bengal44610164331316
Total211426496036352678653127
Nelsonia canescens (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Strobilanthes (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Tephrosia purpurea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Tephrosia subtriflora (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Oxalidaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) – Pale Grass Blue. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pseudozizeeria-maha, accessed 2022/11/26.